Kelsey Brookes



Kelsey Brookes
Triple Happiness (Purple Sunset)
Letter press rubber ink on cotton rag paper, from the edition of 18, 2013
24 x 18 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Quint Gallery

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The exuberant imagery of biologist-turned-artist Kelsey Brookes reflects his fascination with microbiomes, exotic plant life, Buddhist philosophy, and human desire. With their repetitive patternmaking and bright colors, his kaleidoscopic compositions at once suggest mandalas, psychedelic tessellations, and energy fields. Brookes describes the work in his own straightforward manner as “an unrefined and, some would say, unskilled mix of sex, comedy, and animals, which is derived from a true passion for all three, except not necessarily all at the same time.”

Selected collections
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles
Chapman University, The Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Selected exhibitions
Solo exhibition, New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood
Psychedelic Space, solo exhibition, Quint Gallery, La Jolla
Here Not There: San Diego Art Now, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Also featured in Art Auction 2017:

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